Astute viewers may have noticed ESPN anchor Sara Walsh wearing some rather un-fashionable footwear on-air this week.
“I tried to really take advantage of some great weather and I overdid it on the running and ended up with a stress fracture,” said Walsh, who returns to the expanded, Emmy Award-winning Fantasy Football Now beginning Sept. 9 on ESPN2 (Sundays, 11 a.m. ET). “Turns out sitting on the couch is the safest form of exercise.”
Fear not though, the injury will not sideline Walsh, who has been getting reps on NFL Live and NFL Kickoff in addition to her SportsCenter anchor duties.
Front Row chased down Walsh — it wasn’t too hard — to get an injury update.
ESPN’s Sara Walsh
What’s the prognosis? How long will you be in the walking boot?
At least two weeks, but just between us and NOT my doctor, that boot is coming off at the beach this weekend. I have standards.
You had knee injuries as a student-athlete – how does this injury compare?
This really doesn’t compare. I’ve fractured my foot before in college and just played through it for a few games. I actually considered running before I went in for the x-rays though, and therein lies my addiction to running.
Probably not ideal to have a bad wheel on the sprawling Bristol campus or, for that matter, working with some of the merry pranksters that populate ESPN? continue reading…